Dr Dre rips into Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for using his music without permission
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Dr Dre has launched into a scathing attack on Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The representative from Georgia uploaded a video to her Twitter account with the rapper and producer's iconic 1999 track 'Still D.R.E.' overlayed on the footage.
The clip shows her in a red trench coat and cowboy boots walking around the US Capitol building alongside a caption that says 'It’s time to begin.. and they can’t stop what’s coming'.
However it's now been taken down by Twitter for copyright infringement.
In a statement to TMZ, Dre said: "I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one."
Green has responded to the furore and dug into Dre's lyrics.
It’s time to begin.. and they can’t stop what’s coming. pic.twitter.com/NoCNg3ujAT— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 9, 2023
"While I appreciate the creative chord progression, I would never play your words of violence against women and police officers, and your glorification of the thug life and drugs," she said in a statement to TMZ.
She says the copyright violation has seen her locked out of her Twitter account.
It's unclear how long it will take for her to get access to the page again.
Politicians have been known to use popular songs to promote themselves and sometimes they're approved and sometimes they're not.
Linkin Park ripped into Donald Trump back in 2020 and told the then-President to stop using their song 'In The End'.
White House social media director Dan Scavino uploaded a video with Linkin Park's legendary track and it it quickly received a complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The notice was issued by Machine Shop Entertainment, a management company owned by the rock band, The Guardian reports.
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020
In a statement, Machine Shop wrote: "We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorised representatives."
The band confirmed the copyright complaint on their official Twitter feed, writing: "Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music.
"A cease and desist has been issued."
Trump also copped a similar complaint in 2015 when Aerosmith asked the then-Presidential hopeful to stop using their music without their permission.
Donald hit back at the criticism and said on Twitter: "Steven Tyler got more publicity on his song request than he’s gotten in ten years. Good for him!"
Other artists who have called out politicians for the act include the likes of Rihanna, Neil Young, R.E.M., The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John.